Lunchtime Talks on Seascapes Every Thursday in August

For Immediate Release

July 29, 2003

Due to popular demand, the Clark Art Institute's monthly series "Desert Island Pictures" will be offered weekly throughout the month of August. Every Thursday in August at 12:30 p.m., a Clark curator will give a half-hour talk about a work of art in the galleries. In celebration of the current exhibition Turner: The Late Seascapes, the August talks will feature seascapes from the permanent collection. The lunchtime lectures are free with gallery admission.

On August 7, James A. Ganz, curator of prints, drawings, and photographs, will discuss the photograph Brig on the Water by Gustave Le Gray. On August 14, Brian Allen, curator of American paintings, will speak about the painting Undertow by Winslow Homer. Curatorial assistant Katie Price will give a talk about Claude Monet's Seascape: Storm on August 21. On August 28, assistant curator of education Breta Yvars will discuss Seascape by Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

Lunch is available before or after each talk from the Clark Café. A full service restaurant offers salads, sandwiches, desserts, and beverages from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily. The café also offers an assortment of boxed lunches to enjoy in the courtyard or as a picnic on the Clark's 140-acre grounds.

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts.  The galleries are open daily 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Gallery admission is $10 (members, students, and 18 and under free). For more information call 413-458-2303 or visit

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